Smart Streets Impact on the Chase Will the streets be so smart they could defeat the bad guys themselves? Controlling stop lights and opening and closing lanes will probably be simple tasks for a smart street in the future. Anti-traffic bollards could be raised from the streets to stop the chase.Ethics of Vehicle Autonomy Those are simple questions for the movies. There are real world ethics questions over vehicle and traffic control.Autonomous Vehicle MUST Follow the Law, or Must They? If an autonomous car is programmed to exactly follow the speed limit, you can envision four abreast autonomous cars on a Los Angeles freeway traveling at exactly 55mph. They may be driving at the speed limit, as per law. But they are creating an extremely dangerous situation unless every vehicle is autonomous and following the same programming. During the Jimmy Carter presidency, after implementation of the 55mph federal speed limit, drivers from Ann Arbor to Detroit drove the I-94 freeway two-or-three abreast at exactly 55mph. This lasted a few days with motorists passing them on the shoulders and giving them the finger. They were eventually cited by the Michigan State Police for impeding the flow of traffic.Autonomous vehicle ethics need to accommodate the reality of chaotic traffic flow, different vehicle capabilities, and, until everything is autonomous, different driving styles.